About us

18 Week Support is an organisation that provides insourcing to UK NHS Trusts, enabling them to manage waiting lists in a sustainable, cost-effective and efficient manner.

Founded in June 2014, 18 Week Support provides services nationally to both NHS Trusts and Private Providers, supplying outpatient and surgical services to clear backlogs across multiple clinical specialities.

We work with you in your hospitals

The aim of 18 Week Support is to act as a weekend mirror support to the Monday – Friday NHS service. The team uses the same procedures, adheres to the same guidelines and practices, and ensures that the work of the weekend team does not generate conflicts in terms of support services or consumables.

We are not here to reinvent the wheel. We make sure that letters are transcribed, equipment is replenished and we take care not to overburden the local pathology lab. Their lead is paramount and our support services are there to remove pressure, not to add to it.

Alexander Chilvers, Operations Director, 18 Week Support 

Get in touch

To find out how we can help you to reduce waiting lists without disrupting your day-to-day operations, please do get in touch. We look forward to developing a bespoke solution that meets your needs – without obligation.

We are run a established team of senior clinicians who work in busy NHS Trusts throughout the UK.

Our management team have significant experience delivering RTT projects throughout the NHS, across multiple sites and clinical disciplines.

We have a team of highly experienced NHS Consultantsand specialsit nurses in multiple disciplines across the UK

Our aims

Provision of leading Consultant Medical and Surgical teams to clear outpatient and surgical backlogs.
To rapidly mobilise a team and deliver exceptional clinical care, clinical outcomes and patient experience.
Optimise patient pathways and clinical services through our multidisciplinary team of leading Consultants, operational management and administrative support.

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